Tag Archives: Globe and Mail

TL;DR – advice to ignore, but implications to heed

Hanging out with teenagers can be an enlightening experience. Last week, I participated in a panel discussion convened by MediaSmarts, “Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy” and a repository of fabulous resources for teachers, parents and kids. The teenagers … Continue reading

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Media exposure creates ripples of influence

There’s no predicting what impact your media intervention might have, but here are a couple of recent examples of the ripples created by published op eds… ****** Two days after Kathleen Wynn was elected leader of the Ontario Liberal party, … Continue reading

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Don’t Bury the Lede!

If you saw the following sentence at the start of a piece in your daily newspaper, would you keep reading? “You don’t see a lot of naked men in advertising.” Lots of people did — no thanks to me. The … Continue reading

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Lessons from a published op ed

Yeah, but I’m not Eddie Greenspan. That’s what I thought last December when Globe and Mail op ed page editor, Natasha Hassan claimed to a room full of Osgoode Hall profs that her paper’s online commentary hub was an enormously influential … Continue reading

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Osgoode Hall female faculty poised to pontificate

Spending a whole day standing in front of a room occupied by 18 whip-smart women who count among the best legal minds in the country can be an intimidating experience — even if you’re not in court. But delivering a … Continue reading

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Newfoundland premier on the need for women’s perspectives

Life impacts differently on women than it does men. And you need to understand that experience when you are developing policies and programs that directly impact the lives of men and women. So said Kathy Dunderdale, recently elected Premier of Newfoundland in … Continue reading

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Implanted breasts and concerned scholars

Yesterday, sharing my Top 7 Reasons Smart Women Should Speak Up with a group of scholars at Carleton University in Ottawa, the conversation turned – as it often does – to the potential aftermath of gaining media profile. Many women … Continue reading

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Is BC’s new premier a critical tipping point?

That’s the question that Nancy Peckford, Equal Voice executive director and Informed Opinions grad, asked in a lively piece published on the Globe and Mail‘s online commentary hub the day before International Women’s Day. When Christy Clark was elected leader … Continue reading

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Prisoner advocate, Informed Ops grad makes front page

Kim Pate has been a vocal and compelling advocate for prisoners and prison reform for almost three decades. She didn’t need to attend an Informed Opinions workshop to appreciate the value of speaking to and through the media. But the … Continue reading

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Blue Monday a bad example of scholarly contribution

Is it a measure of the fact that I’ve been a largely self-employed freelancer for most of my career that I’d never heard of so-called Blue Monday until today? This morning — before having read the Lifestyle section of the … Continue reading

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